Penggunaan Because of, Due to, Thanks to – CAUSE EFFECT GRAMMAR

Perhatikan Contoh Perikut
1. Due to John’s laziness, he did not pass the English test.
Karena kemalasan John, dia tidak lulus tes bahasa Inggris.

Signal phrase: Due to
Cause: John’s laziness
Effect: He did not pass the test

2. He failed the test because of his bad study habits.
Dia gagal dalam ujian karena kebiasaan belajarnya yang buruk.

Signal phrase: Because of
Cause: His bad study habits
Effect: He failed the test

3. As a result of the rain, we canceled the picnic.
Akibat hujan, kami membatalkan piknik tersebut.

Signal phrase: As a result of
Cause: The rain
Effect: We canceled the picnic

4. David could not attend owing to his illness.
David tidak bisa hadir karena penyakitnya.

Signal phrase: Owing to
Cause: David’s illness
Effect: David could not attend

5. He was fired as a consequence of tardiness (being late).
Dia dipecat sebagai konsekuensi keterlambatan.

Signal phrase: As a consequence of
Cause: Tardiness
Effect: He was fired

6. Thanks to the untiring support of my wife, I’ve gotten back on my feet
Berkat dukungan yang tak kenal lelah dari istriku, aku sudah kembali berdiri

Signal phrase: Thanks to
Cause: the untiring support of my wife
Effect: I’ve gotten back on my feet

Pelajaran grammar CAUSE EFFECT DUE TO, BECAUSE OF, dan THANKS TO ini sangat penting karena berkaitan dengan pelajaran types of text khususnya explanation text. Kita tahu teks penjelasan sangat sering menggunakan kalimat sebab akibat untuk menerangkan bagaimana proses terjadinya suatu fenomena sosial alam dan budaya yang menjadi topik utama teks explanation.